Typical Admission Criteria*
Typical Duration (full-time equivalent)
Offered by (institution types):
Successful completion of senior high school studies (Senior Secondary Certificate of Education)
1 to 2 years
Universities and non-universities as per “Glossary of higher education providers
1.5 to 2 years
Bachelor (Honours) degree**
Abbreviation: Australian Quality Framework. Source: AQF qualifications by education sector
*Minimum English language entry standards are also required in Australia.
**A Bachelor (Honours) degree may also be embedded in a bachelor degree, typically as an additional year. They typically involve a research thesis during that time.
Note a bachelor (Honours) is most commonly an award given in conjunction with an undergraduate bachelor degree
Details on higher education undergraduate:
Additional information on the different levels is available at Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).
Additional information on studying in Australia